Chargers announce that Jason Verrett has a partially torn ACL

As if the injury bug couldn’t impact the San Diego Chargers more than it already has, the team announced on Wednesday that top cornerback Jason Verrett has a partially torn ACL.

This is some damning news for a Chargers team that heads into a Week 5 matchup against the Oakland Raiders in must-win territory.

Unfortunately for the Chargers, it appears that Verrett was playing through some sort of a knee injury over the past two weeks (more on that here).

Whether this played a role in him tearing his ACL remains to be seen.

With Verrett out this week, San Diego faces the difficult task of having to stop Derek Carr and the league’s ninth-best pass offense.

A loss here, and there’s a decent chance the Chargers will find themselves four games behind Denver in the AFC West.